JetLite Enhances Connectivity
with Air Partner
(New York, New York) - JetLite, Jet Airways'
all-economy subsidiary carrier, has added its extensive domestic
network to Jet Airways' global (domestic and international)
route network, via code-share between the two carriers.
With this launch in January, to be implemented in two phases,
JetLite's extensive domestic network will be available for
sale under the Jet Airways code (9W) for tickets purchased
in all international points across the globe.
The partnership will enable both carriers to
boost online connectivity with a higher presence on global
GDS screens, fully leveraging the power of global distribution
networks. This process was initiated with the migration of
JetLite to Jet Airways' reservations platform in September
Overseas passengers travelling to India will enjoy lower fares,
through check-in and baggage check-in facilities and frequent
flyer benefits, in addition to seamless connectivity between
both carriers, across India and several international destinations
in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, making
Jet Airways and JetLite the automatic first choice carriers
for these passengers.
According to Mr. Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, CEO, Jet Airways,
"With the code-share agreement between Jet Airways and
JetLite, passengers will enjoy unbeatable connectivity between
India and several international destinations, besides lower
fares and several other benefits, in addition to the higher
revenues, enhanced online connectivity and resultant synergistic
benefits that both carriers would consequently accrue."
JetLite is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jet Airways India
Ltd. and was acquired by Jet Airways in April 2007. Positioned
as an all-economy airline, JetLite promises to offer value
for money fares. JetLite currently operates a fleet of 24
aircraft, which includes 17 Boeing 737 series and 7 Canadian
Regional Jets 200 Series. The airline flies to 26 domestic
destinations and 2 international destinations (Kathmandu and
Colombo), currently operating a 110 flights a day, on average.
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet
of 87 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft,
12 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 51 classic and next generation
Boeing 737-400/700/800/900 aircraft and 14 modern ATR 72-500
turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 4.48 years,
the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleet in the
Flights to 65 destinations span the length and breadth of
India and beyond, including New York (both JFK and Newark),
Toronto, Brussels, London (Heathrow), Hong Kong, Singapore,
Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Kuwait,
Bahrain, Muscat, Doha, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The airline will
continue to connect existing international destinations with
additional gateway points across its network in the future.
Jet Airways currently operates over 370 flights daily.
Jet Airways, with the acquisition of JetLite, today has a
combined fleet strength of 111 aircraft and operates over
480 flights daily. www.jetairways.com.